Endangered Properties

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia publishes its Endangered Properties List every December to highlight important historic resources throughout the region that face uncertain futures.  In 2013, serious threats arose to some of Philadelphia’s most unique architectural and cultural landmarks, and the coming year will present significant challenges and opportunities to preservationists dedicated to finding new life for these irreplaceable buildings.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF of the 2013 list.

Nominate a Property
These properties are nominated by you — the public, neighborhood advocates, preservation professionals, community organizations and Alliance members. Be an advocate for the special places in your neighborhood that deserve attention and support.  You can nominate a threatened historic property to future lists by clicking here and filling out our brief online submission form.


Boyd Theatre

The Legendary Blue Horizon

Nineteenth Street Baptist Church

Engine 46 Firehouse

Shawmont Station

Robinson Store

Haddington Historic District

Philadelphia Public Schools


Police Administration Building

Logan Square

District Health Center No. 1

Carver Court

Philadelphia Breweries

Federal Historic Tax Credits


Chinese Cultural and Community Center

Joe Frazier’s Gym

John Coltrane House

Kensington Soup Society

New Frankford Y

Royal Theater

Spring Garden Post Office Mural

Stiffel Senior Center

Dox Thrash House


Divine Lorraine

Cruiser Olympia

Alfred E. Burk Mansion

Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building

Dilworth House

Lynnewood Hall

Germantown Town Hall

Henry Pierce House

Laverock Hill Estate

109 Elfreth’s Alley